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May 23, 2018 Tweet - "Our Trade Deal with China is moving along nicely, but in the end we will probably have to use a different structure in that this will be too hard to get done and to verify results after completion." Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
May 23, 2018 Remarks by President Trump Before Marine One Departure Pres. Donald Trump Washington, DC
May 21, 2018 Tweet - "I ask Senator Chuck Schumer, why didn't President Obama & the Democrats do something about Trade with China, including Theft of Intellectual Property etc.? They did NOTHING! With that being said, Chuck & I have long agreed on this issue! Fair Trade, plus, with China will happen!" Pres. Donald Trump Washington, DC
May 19, 2018 Joint Statement of the United States and China Regarding Trade Consultations Pres. Donald Trump Washington, DC
May 18, 2018 President Donald J. Trump Proclaims May 20 through May 26, 2018, as World Trade Week Pres. Donald Trump Washington, DC
May 15, 2018 Tweet - "Trade negotiations are continuing with China. They have been making hundreds of billions of dollars a year from the U.S., for many years. Stay tuned!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
May 13, 2018 Tweet - "China and the United States are working well together on trade, but past negotiations have been so one sided in favor of China, for so many years, that it is hard for them to make a deal that benefits both countries. But be cool, it will all work out!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
May 9, 2018 Remarks by Vice President Pence at a Working Lunch with the Council of the Americas on U.S. Engagement in the Western Hemisphere Mike Pence Washington, DC
May 2, 2018 Tweet - "Our great financial team is in China trying to negotiate a level playing field on trade! I look forward to being with President Xi in the not too distant future. We will always have a good (great) relationship!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
May 1, 2018 Tweet - "Delegation heading to China to begin talks on the Massive Trade Deficit that has been created with our Country. Very much like North Korea, this should have been fixed years ago, not now. Same with other countries and NAFTA...but it will all get done. Great Potential for USA!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
April 24, 2018 Remarks by President Trump and President Macron Before Expanded Bilateral Meeting Pres. Donald Trump Washington, DC
April 23, 2018 Tweet - "Mexico, whose laws on immigration are very tough, must stop people from going through Mexico and into the U.S. We may make this a condition of the new NAFTA Agreement. Our Country cannot accept what is happening! Also, we must get Wall funding fast." Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
April 17, 2018 Tweet - "While Japan and South Korea would like us to go back into TPP, I don't like the deal for the United States. Too many contingencies and no way to get out if it doesn't work. Bilateral deals are far more efficient, profitable and better for OUR workers. Look how bad WTO is to U.S." Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
April 13, 2018 President Donald J. Trump's Weekly Address Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
April 12, 2018 Remarks by President Trump in Meeting with Governors and Members of Congress Pres. Donald Trump Washington, DC
April 12, 2018 Tweet - "Would only join TPP if the deal were substantially better than the deal offered to Pres. Obama. We already have BILATERAL deals with six of the eleven nations in TPP, and are working to make a deal with the biggest of those nations, Japan, who has hit us hard on trade for years!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
April 10, 2018 Tweet - "Very thankful for President Xi of China's kind words on tariffs and automobile barriers...also, his enlightenment on intellectual property and technology transfers. We will make great progress together!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
April 9, 2018 Tweet - "When a car is sent to the United States from China, there is a Tariff to be paid of 2 1/2%. When a car is sent to China from the United States, there is a Tariff to be paid of 25%. Does that sound like free or fair trade. No, it sounds like STUPID TRADE - going on for years!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
April 9, 2018 Remarks by President Trump at Cabinet Meeting Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
April 8, 2018 Tweet - "President Xi and I will always be friends, no matter what happens with our dispute on trade. China will take down its Trade Barriers because it is the right thing to do. Taxes will become Reciprocal & a deal will be made on Intellectual Property. Great future for both countries!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
April 7, 2018 Tweet - "The United States hasn't had a Trade Surplus with China in 40 years. They must end unfair trade, take down barriers and charge only Reciprocal Tariffs. The U.S. is losing $500 Billion a year, and has been losing Billions of Dollars for decades. Cannot continue!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
April 6, 2018 Tweet - "China, which is a great economic power, is considered a Developing Nation within the World Trade Organization. They therefore get tremendous perks and advantages, especially over the U.S. Does anybody think this is fair. We were badly represented. The WTO is unfair to U.S." Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
April 6, 2018 Letter to the Speaker of the House and President of the Senate - Adjustments to Aluminum and Steel Imports Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
April 5, 2018 Statement from President Donald J. Trump on Additional Proposed Section 301 Remedies Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
April 4, 2018 Tweet - "We are not in a trade war with China, that war was lost many years ago by the foolish, or incompetent, people who represented the U.S. Now we have a Trade Deficit of $500 Billion a year, with Intellectual Property Theft of another $300 Billion. We cannot let this continue!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 29, 2018 Letter to the Speaker of the House and President of the Senate - Suspend Application of Duty-Free Treatment to all African Growth and Opportunity Act Goods Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 28, 2018 Tweet - ".@USTradeRep just announced an agreement in principle with South Korea on KORUS! A great deal for American and Korean workers. Let's now focus on our important security relationship." Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 26, 2018 Tweet - "Trade talks going on with numerous countries that, for many years, have not treated the United States fairly. In the end, all will be happy!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 22, 2018 Remarks by President Trump at Signing of a Presidential Memorandum Targeting China's Economic Aggression Pres. Donald Trump Washington, DC
March 22, 2018 Remarks by President Trump at the Generation Next Summit Panel Discussion with Charlie Kirk Pres. Donald Trump Washington, DC
March 22, 2018 Remarks by Vice President Pence at a Tax Cuts to Put America First Event Mike Pence Manchester, NH
March 22, 2018 Tweet - "As a candidate, I pledged that if elected I would use every lawful tool to combat unfair trade, protect American workers, and defend our national security. Today, we took another critical step to fulfill that commitment. http://45.wh.gov/Section301 " Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 20, 2018 Presidential Message to the Congress of the United States Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 15, 2018 Tweet - "We do have a Trade Deficit with Canada, as we do with almost all countries (some of them massive). P.M. Justin Trudeau of Canada, a very good guy, doesn't like saying that Canada has a Surplus vs. the U.S.(negotiating), but they do...they almost all do...and that's how I know!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 14, 2018 Tweet - "We cannot keep a blind eye to the rampant unfair trade practices against our Country!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 12, 2018 Tweet - "Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross will be speaking with representatives of the European Union about eliminating the large Tariffs and Barriers they use against the U.S.A. Not fair to our farmers and manufacturers." Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 10, 2018 Tweet - "Spoke to Prime Minister Abe of Japan, who is very enthusiastic about talks with North Korea. Also discussing opening up Japan to much better trade with the U.S. Currently have a massive $100 Billion Trade Deficit. Not fair or sustainable. It will all work out!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 10, 2018 Tweet - "The European Union, wonderful countries who treat the U.S. very badly on trade, are complaining about the tariffs on Steel & Aluminum. If they drop their horrific barriers & tariffs on U.S. products going in, we will likewise drop ours. Big Deficit. If not, we Tax Cars etc. FAIR!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 9, 2018 Tweet - "Spoke to PM @TurnbullMalcolm of Australia. He is committed to having a very fair and reciprocal military and trade relationship. Working very quickly on a security agreement so we don't have to impose steel or aluminum tariffs on our ally, the great nation of Australia!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 8, 2018 Tweet - "Looking forward to 3:30 P.M. meeting today at the White House. We have to protect & build our Steel and Aluminum Industries while at the same time showing great flexibility and cooperation toward those that are real friends and treat us fairly on both trade and the military." Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 7, 2018 Tweet - "China has been asked to develop a plan for the year of a One Billion Dollar reduction in their massive Trade Deficit with the United States. Our relationship with China has been a very good one, and we look forward to seeing what ideas they come back with. We must act soon!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 7, 2018 Tweet - "From Bush 1 to present, our Country has lost more than 55,000 factories, 6,000,000 manufacturing jobs and accumulated Trade Deficits of more than 12 Trillion Dollars. Last year we had a Trade Deficit of almost 800 Billion Dollars. Bad Policies & Leadership. Must WIN again! #MAGA" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 6, 2018 Tweet - "The Trump Administration is cracking down on unfair trade practices & fighting for trade deals that are fair, reciprocal, and trade that puts AMERICAN JOBS AND AMERICAN WORKERS FIRST." Mike Pence Unknown
March 5, 2018 Tweet - "We have large trade deficits with Mexico and Canada. NAFTA, which is under renegotiation right now, has been a bad deal for U.S.A. Massive relocation of companies & jobs. Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum will only come off if new & fair NAFTA agreement is signed. Also, Canada must.....treat our farmers much better. Highly restrictive. Mexico must do much more on stopping drugs from pouring into the U.S. They have not done what needs to be done. Millions of people addicted and dying." Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 3, 2018 Tweet - "If the E.U. wants to further increase their already massive tariffs and barriers on U.S. companies doing business there, we will simply apply a Tax on their Cars which freely pour into the U.S. They make it impossible for our cars (and more) to sell there. Big trade imbalance!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 3, 2018 Tweet - "The United States has an $800 Billion Dollar Yearly Trade Deficit because of our "very stupid" trade deals and policies. Our jobs and wealth are being given to other countries that have taken advantage of us for years. They laugh at what fools our leaders have been. No more!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 2, 2018 Tweet - "When a country Taxes our products coming in at, say, 50%, and we Tax the same product coming into our country at ZERO, not fair or smart. We will soon be starting RECIPROCAL TAXES so that we will charge the same thing as they charge us. $800 Billion Trade Deficit-have no choice!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 2, 2018 Tweet - "When a country (USA) is losing many billions of dollars on trade with virtually every country it does business with, trade wars are good, and easy to win. Example, when we are down $100 billion with a certain country and they get cute, don't trade anymore-we win big. It's easy!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
March 1, 2018 Remarks by President Trump in Listening Session with Representatives from the Steel and Aluminum Industry Pres. Donald Trump Washington, DC
March 1, 2018 Tweet - "Our Steel and Aluminum industries (and many others) have been decimated by decades of unfair trade and bad policy with countries from around the world. We must not let our country, companies and workers be taken advantage of any longer. We want free, fair and SMART TRADE!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
Feb. 26, 2018 Remarks by President Trump at 2018 White House Business Session with Governors Pres. Donald Trump Washington, DC
Feb. 13, 2018 Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, Members of Congress, and Members of the Cabinet in Meeting on Trade Pres. Donald Trump Washington, DC
Feb. 13, 2018 Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, Members of Congress, and Members of the Cabinet in Meeting on Trade Mike Pence Washington, DC
Jan. 26, 2018 Remarks by President Trump to the World Economic Forum Pres. Donald Trump Davos, Switzerland
Jan. 23, 2018 Letter to Speaker of the House of Representatives and President of the Senate - Safeguards on Imports of Residential Washers and Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaic Cells Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
Jan. 23, 2018 Remarks by President Trump at Signing of Section 201 Actions Pres. Donald Trump Washington, DC
Jan. 2, 2018 Tweet - ".@POTUS Trump promised the American people to fight for trade that puts America first and benefits the American people above all else. This President has delivered." Mike Pence Unknown
Dec. 22, 2017 Letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate - Trade with Argentina Pres. Donald Trump Washington, DC
Dec. 5, 2017 Remarks by President Trump at Taxpayer Family Event Pres. Donald Trump Washington, DC
Dec. 5, 2017 Remarks by President Trump at Lunch with Republican Members of the Senate Pres. Donald Trump Washington, DC
Nov. 20, 2017 Remarks by President Trump Before Cabinet Meeting Pres. Donald Trump Washington, DC
Nov. 13, 2017 Tweet - "After my tour of Asia, all Countries dealing with us on TRADE know that the rules have changed. The United States has to be treated fairly and in a reciprocal fashion. The massive TRADE deficits must go down quickly!" Pres. Donald Trump Dallas, TX
Nov. 10, 2017 Tweet - "The United States is prepared to work with each of the leaders in this room today to achieve mutually beneficial commerce that is in the interests of both your countries and mine. That is the message I am here to deliver today." Pres. Donald Trump Da Nang, Vietnam
Nov. 9, 2017 Remarks by President Trump at Business Event with President Xi of China | Beijing, China Pres. Donald Trump Beijing, China
Nov. 9, 2017 Remarks by President Trump and President Xi of China in Joint Press Statement | Beijing, China Pres. Donald Trump Beijing, China
Nov. 9, 2017 Tweet - "I don't blame China, I blame the incompetence of past Admins for allowing China to take advantage of the U.S. on trade leading up to a point where the U.S. is losing $100's of billions. How can you blame China for taking advantage of people that had no clue? I would've done same!" Pres. Donald Trump Beijing, China
Oct. 11, 2017 Remarks by President Trump and Prime Minister Trudeau of Canada Before Bilateral Meeting Pres. Donald Trump Washington, DC
Aug. 27, 2017 Tweet - "We are in the NAFTA (worst trade deal ever made) renegotiation process with Mexico & Canada.Both being very difficult,may have to terminate?" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
Aug. 14, 2017 Tweet - "Heading to Washington this morning. Much work to do. Focus on trade and military. #MAGA" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
Aug. 14, 2017 Tweet - "Leaving for New York City and meetings on military purchases and trade." Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
Aug. 14, 2017 Tweet - "The Obstructionist Democrats have given us (or not fixed) some of the worst trade deals in World History. I am changing that fast!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
Aug. 14, 2017 Tweet - "Big day in Washington, D.C., even though White House & Oval Office are being renovated. Great trade deals coming for American workers!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
Aug. 2, 2017 Statement by President Donald J. Trump on the Signing of H.R. 3364 Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
July 25, 2017 Remarks by President Trump Saluting American Heroes Pres. Donald Trump Struthers, OH
July 25, 2017 Tweet - "Working on major Trade Deal with the United Kingdom. Could be very big & exciting. JOBS! The E.U. is very protectionist with the U.S. STOP!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
July 24, 2017 Tweet - "Our special relationship w/ UK is going to be even better. @USTradeRep & UK's @LiamFox met today to begin new chapter for stronger trade!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
July 17, 2017 Remarks by the Vice President Introducing President Trump at Made in America Product Showcase Mike Pence Washington, DC
July 15, 2017 Tweet - "Stock Market at new all-time high! Working on new trade deals that will be great for U.S. and its workers!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
July 14, 2017 Remarks by the Vice President at the National Governors Association Mike Pence Providence, RI
July 9, 2017 Tweet - "The G 20 Summit was a great success for the U.S. - Explained that the U.S. must fix the many bad trade deals it has made. Will get done!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
July 8, 2017 Remarks by President Trump Before Bilateral Meeting with President Xi of China Pres. Donald Trump Hamburg, Germany
July 8, 2017 Remarks by President Trump and President Widodo of Indonesia Before Bilateral Meeting Pres. Donald Trump Hamburg, Germany
July 8, 2017 Remarks by President Trump Before Bilateral Meeting with Prime Minister May of the United Kingdom Pres. Donald Trump Hamburg, Germany
July 8, 2017 Tweet - "Leaving Hamburg for Washington, D.C. and the WH. Just left China's President Xi where we had an excellent meeting on trade & North Korea." Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
July 7, 2017 President Donald J. Trump's Weekly Address Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
July 7, 2017 Remarks by President Trump and President Peña Nieto of Mexico Before Bilateral Meeting Pres. Donald Trump Hamburg, Germany
July 6, 2017 Remarks by President Trump at the Three Seas Initiative Summit Pres. Donald Trump Warsaw, Poland
July 5, 2017 Tweet - "The United States made some of the worst Trade Deals in world history.Why should we continue these deals with countries that do not help us?" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
July 5, 2017 Tweet - "Trade between China and North Korea grew almost 40% in the first quarter. So much for China working with us - but we had to give it a try!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
June 30, 2017 Remarks by President Trump, President Moon, Commerce Secretary Ross, and NEC Director Cohn in Bilateral Meeting Pres. Donald Trump Washington, DC
June 30, 2017 Remarks by President Trump and President Moon of the Republic of Korea Before Bilateral Meeting Pres. Donald Trump Washington, DC
June 29, 2017 Tweet - "New Sugar deal negotiated with Mexico is a very good one for both Mexico and the U.S. Had no deal for many years which hurt U.S. badly." Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
June 29, 2017 Tweet - "Just finished a very good meeting with the President of South Korea. Many subjects discussed including North Korea and new trade deal!" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
June 27, 2017 Remarks by the Vice President to the US-India Business Council Mike Pence Washington, DC
June 15, 2017 Remarks by the Vice President at the Northern Triangle Conference Mike Pence Miami, FL
May 30, 2017 Tweet - "We have a MASSIVE trade deficit with Germany, plus they pay FAR LESS than they should on NATO & military. Very bad for U.S. This will change" Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
May 27, 2017 Tweet - "Just left the #G7Summit. Had great meetings on everything, especially on trade where...."we push for the removal of all trade-distorting practices....to foster a truly level playing field." Pres. Donald Trump Unknown
May 24, 2017 Conaway, Peterson Host Agriculture Committee Roundtable with Sec. Perdue and Amb. Lighthizer on Trade George Perdue Washington, DC
May 15, 2017 Remarks by the Vice President and USTR Lighthizer at a Swearing-in Ceremony Mike Pence Washington, DC
April 29, 2017 Remarks by President Trump at Make America Great Again Rally | Harrisburg, PA Pres. Donald Trump Harrisburg, PA
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